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Eye on London - 50 ideas for things to do in London during Halloween half term

  • Monday October 24th 2016
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Spooky London Eye Halloween

London from the inside Monday 24th - Sunday 30th October 2016


Here’s 50 ideas for things to do in London during Halloween half term this week (and they’re not all just for kids)…

1. Come and see us for pumpkin themed activities at The Coca-Cola London Eye (of course!)

2. Watch Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake’s new DreamWorks movie ‘Trolls’ at the cinema

3. Then go to see the Trolls Takeover and meet Poppy and Branch at Shrek’s Adventure!

4. Go to the Family Arts Festival that has events throughout London for the whole of October

5. Play a round at the Junkyard Golf Club

6. Munch on the offers that are part of the London Restaurant Festival

7. Pick your own pumpkin at Foxes Farm

8. Visit the Whispering Gallery in St Paul’s Cathedral

9. Go on a football stadium tour (we wouldn’t dare suggest which one!)

10. See King Lear at The Old Vic

11. Take a bottle of your favourite alcohol to BYOC

12. Rock out to PJ Harvey at O2 Academy Brixton on Sunday

13. Walk from the Thames Barrier to Greenwich

14. Explore the boutique shops and restaurants in Gabriel’s Wharf

15. Go to Spitalfields City Farm

16. Survive the Witch Hunt at the home of Halloween - the London Dungeon

17. Take a spin at Herne Hill outdoor velodrome

18. Pick a park that you haven’t been to and go explore

19. Visit Neasden Temple

20. Watch The National Theatre’s acclaimed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

21. Take a Santander Cycle (it just doesn’t have the same ring as ‘Boris Bike does it?) and see the city on two wheels

22. See the Spooky Seas at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium

23. Have afternoon tea with free flowing bubbles or ale in the Library Lounge at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall

24. Kick the leaves in Ruislip Woods

25. Take your pooch to the All Dogs Matter Halloween Walk and Show on Sunday

26. Be entertained at the Continental Circus Berlin on Ealing Common

27. Bird watch at The London Wetland Centre

28. Run 2k5k or 10k at the Trick or Treat Run on Sunday in Richmond Park  

29. Get your hands on Bieber at Madame Tussauds

30. Confront the dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park

31. Play at the Draughts - Board Game Cafe in Hackney

32. Sit back at the BFI Southbank for Black Star season

33. Browse and buy at Tottenham Green Market that’s now there every Sunday 11am-4pm

34. Battle it out at Lip Sync Ldn on Thursday in the Queen of Hoxton

35. Be amazed and/or perplexed at the Turner Prize Exhibition

36. Party like it’s Halloween at ‘From the Grave’ at Pop Brixton on Saturday

37. Go on an ‘immersive journey of self-discovery’ at Rooms curated by FKA Twigs

38. Get wet at Lee Valley White Water Centre

39. Scrub up on The Savile Row Tour

40. Fill your belly at The Southbank Centre Food Market every Friday to Sunday  

41. Take a sightseeing cruise on the Thames

42. Watch the street artists in Covent Garden

43. Start your Christmas shopping at Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade which was Britain’s first shopping arcade 

44. Climb Monument

45. Take cover at James Smith & Sons umbrella shop, New Oxford Street

46. Drink wine at Gordon’s Wine Bar, Embankment

47. Try one (or more) of the 100 cereals, 30 milks and 20 toppings at the Cereal Killer Cafe

48. Find out about rights and rebels in an alternative look at Parliament on Friday night at Museums Night in the Houses of Parliament

49. Have a snip or a shave at the world’s oldest barber shop Truefitt and Hill, St. James’s

50. And… put your clocks back at 2am on Sunday and get an extra hour in bed!




There are 32 capsules on The Coca-Cola London Eye, representing the 32 London boroughs, so each week we explore a different London borough.


It’s Diwali on Sunday and one community in particular will be busy… Southall in Hillingdon aka ‘Little India’. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights and is observed by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. Head to Southall to soak up the Asian hussle and bussle, get a henna tattoo, shop for fabric and bangles, pick up some street samosas and jalebis (sweets) and tuck into some amazing veggie curries.


Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, on Havelock Road, Southall is one of the largest Sikh Temples outside India and welcomes visitors.



ON THIS DAY… 24th October 2003

Concorde made its last ever commercial passenger flight. It took 100 celebrities from New York to Heathrow airport.


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